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Harkin: Hey, We Might Use Reconciliation Next Year To Get The Public Option

. . .One amendment many progressives would like to see made at this stage, under majority-vote rules, is the public option. Harkin said he supports it and believes it would soon come to pass, but “If the public option is offered I will vote against it, because the greater good is getting this bill passed.” He promised that, once this bill is complete, he would pick up proposals to enact the public option “immediately.” He even floated using a future reconciliation process to enact it, perhaps as soon as this year under the next budget, “because as you know it saves a lot of money.”

Oh boy. - Greg Pollowitz

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